The search is on for vaccine volunteers

NCPA August 13, 2020

Operation Warp Speed is working at ... well, warp speed ... to come up with a vaccine for COVID-19. There are several possible candidates, all of which are in phases of testing for safety, dosing and response. Project leaders reached out to CPESN® to find patient volunteers for clinical trials. Pharmacies can help with the effort by spreading the word about the opportunity to volunteer. Patient volunteers will be compensated while they contribute to science, and their participation speeds up the ability to start Phase 3 trials with more vaccine candidates. This website provides information on vaccines and frequently asked questions, and allows volunteers to register in a screening registry through a secure portal. At the end of the registration, there is a space for a site code. Pharmacies’ site code is: RXRX (not case sensitive). Please ask your patients to use this code. It helps us track our collective contribution. Here are links to flyers and posters that you can print and use in your pharmacy to promote the project: Flyer 1, Flyer 2, Poster 1, Poster 2.